Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Defence Teaming Centre
Telephone: 0411 547 843
Bio: Ms Forster joined the Defence Teaming Centre in December 2016 after a long and distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force. Born in Adelaide, Ms Forster joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in August 1982. On graduation from the RAN Naval College and completion of Supply Officer training, she undertook a number of Supply Officer roles ashore and at sea before transferring to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in late 1988.
Ms Forster took a three year leave of absence from the RAAF in 1992 and worked as Senior Administrator with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Australian Embassy, Washington DC. In May 1995 Ms Forster returned to the RAAF to work in Air Force Materiel Division. Over the next ten years Ms Forster specialised in organisational reform and design, and workforce transition, supporting a number of workforce reform projects including the Chief of Air Force’s Rebalance and Reshape Program. January 2007 saw Ms Forster’s focus shift to combat support when she was appointed as the Base Commander RAAF Base Williams and Commanding Officer Combat Support Unit Williams, for which she was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal on the 2009 Queens Birthday Honours List.